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Oct 4, 2018
“Borromean Islands, Lake Maggiore”
Jul 24, 2018
“Boats to the Island - Beware of the Chaos and Lack of Information”
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Via Anna Maria Bolongaro 3, 28838, Stresa, Italy
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The Borromean Islands are a group of three small islands on Lago Maggiore. When we purchased our tickets we were advised of the schedule and where to wait. The service was efficient and it was up to you how long you wanted to spend on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elizabeth b
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I hope that by sharing our recent experience I will spare other people a lot of frustration. I will start by saying that I agree with one of the reviewers who pointed out that the boats that carry passengers from Stresa to the 3 islands...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank technofan
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Stresa is one of the most beautiful point on Lake Maggiore, if you love the scenery of lake/ocean. Parking is very convenient,of course its charged. Its a 15 minute walk from the station. the old streets are full of souveniour stores with good prices. There...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Stresa is one of the most beautiful point if you love the scenery of lake/ocean. Parking is very convenient, the old streets are full of surprised stores with good prices. There are various of restaurants and hotels to stay inside. It would be windy so...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Rocci W
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The civic building in Stresa exhibits about 20 sculptures from the Pietro Canonica collection. This famous Italian artist and composer has a museum at the Villa Borghesse - these 20 or so sculptures are on permanent loan to Stresa. You can check them out and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We spent almost 3 weeks away with guides along the way. When we met Daniela in Stresa I liked her from the start. Daniela is such a great tour guide, giving us options and suggestions of where to go and what to see both while...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Marc M
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We booked a trip to the two islands via our hotel reception ( Regina Palace Hotel ) the prices for two people was euros 24 - cash only. The boat visits Pesecatore first - probably the best stop for lunch, with multiple options to eat...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This was a full day trip organised through our tour operator though I think it can be booked locally in Stresa. This trip went via the Simpion Pass to Zermatt via coach and then the Matterhorn railway. Took about 3 hours with a photo/coffee/comfort stop....More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

There are a few companies wanting to ferry you to the three islands around Stresa: Isola Bella, Isola Pescatore and Isola Madre. All cost about the same (E15) and offer the same service etc. It is what it is, a reasonable way to get to...More

Date of experience: September 2015
5  Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 12 September 2015

A visit to Lake Orta is also a must do – it is gorgeous. If you have a car, no problem, but beware the organised tours and public bus services. One of the tour companies told us that the public bus did not run in...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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